Epropulsion and Torqeedo
The world of electric outboards is growing fast. Battery technology improvements have made portable motors up to about 4kW a viable option for small boats, so long as you don’t mind paying a bit more.
Choosing an outboard motor is about knowing how you will use it – how often do you need an outboard motor, is it for backup or is it providing all your required power? How long are your journeys? At what speed? We will help you find the best motor for you.
Epropulsion is a relative newcomer to electric outboards, although they have now been selling product for just over five years. Their 1kW Spirit motor is a direct rival to Torqeedo’s popular 1003 series; it has the same power but delivered very differently (a near-silent direct-drive DC motor, rather than an AC motor through a reduction gearbox), with a larger battery, and only one lead to connect. If you are considering a Torqeedo you should at least read up on the Epropulsion too, see: Epropulsion Spirit motor
German manufacturers Torqeedo lead the electric outboard field; we were one of their earliest, and remain one of their largest, UK dealers. We love and have extensive experience of using them ourselves, and our numerous customers who have made the change to electric never look back. The price is higher than petrol motors but the advantages – particularly quietness, ease of use and cleanliness – often outweigh that.
They do make larger motors but the bulk of our Torqeedo sales are the 1kW 1003 and the new-for-2019 brushless DC (yes, somewhat like the Epropulsion!) 1103.